Village Writers' Club

Hot Springs Village, Arkansas

Madelyn Young is a past president of the Village Writers' Club and currently the critique group chair. She has won numerous state and local awards for her short stories, memoirs, and essays. Her book, Views from an Empty Nest: Award-Winning Tales Written after Fifty, was published in 2012.

Come in out of the heat and enjoy a short story mini-workshop with one of the best short story writers in the state. See details below. Pay online at or bring exact change of $5 and pay at the door. If you intend to pay at the door, please RSVP to this email so we know how many copies to make.

RE/MAX OF HSV Ambassador Program
Call for Poetry Submissions

RE/MAX of HSV is creating videos promoting Hot Springs Village. They would like to include a short poem in each video and want to involve Village Writers’ Club poets. This project is part of a new RE/MAX of HSV Ambassador Program.
This program is limited to Village Writers’ Club (VWC) poets. All interested VWC poets should submit poems on the topics listed below to Dannet Botkin at by the stated deadlines.

Selected poems will be published in the video with credit to the poet, and that poet will be able to share this on his/her website and social media. What a fantastic opportunity for our poets!
Deadlines for short poem entries are:
  • How Great It Is To Live in Hot Springs Village - deadline July 15
  • Fall Beauty in Hot Springs Village - deadline August 15
  • Golfing & Living in Hot Springs Village - deadline January 15, 2017
  • Trails & Living in Hot Springs Village - deadline February 15, 2017
  • Lakes & Living in Hot Springs Village - deadline March 15, 2017
  • Club Sports – Tennis, Pickleball, Bocce Ball etc. - deadline April 15, 2017
  • Possibly one about the Ouachita Mountain Region - deadline May 15, 2017
Submit your poetry as a Word document to Dannet Botkin at Include your full name, email address, phone number, website (if you have one), and the name of your poem.

If you have any questions, please contact Mary Lou Moran at 501-226-9197 or Dannet Botkin at 501-209-2806.
Let’s get writing!

Village Writers' Club Summer Mini Workshops

Open to all interested participants.  Hone up on your writing skills!

Check below for a workshop that suits your needs!

See you there!

August 22

Poetry Workshop

DATE: Monday, August 22nd
TIME: 1pm - 3pm
PLACE: Coronado Community Center

Myra Rustin will present a workshop on poetry. Details at a later date